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Having turned 50 this year...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I turned 50 in June. Hardly seems possible to be this age, but I am grateful for it. I hope that I live another 50 years. God willing.

I did not meet the goal I set for myself to weigh my goal weight by my 50th birthday. In fact I gained about 50 pounds back after I lost about 70. I do not want to gain another pound, so I have come back in hopes that I will be able to lose this weight once again.

I am trying my best not to feel discouraged.

I simply cannot keep weighing this much. I hurt all over from carrying around nearly 100 extra pounds! My body aches and my feet hurt. My knees and ankles are bad. I am existing in an exhausted state, possibly from sleep apnea. Apparently I am a heavy snorer, but that wasn't such a problem when I was down 50 pounds from this weight. I am supposed to have a sleep study, but I am not thrilled about the idea.

My health is my motivator now. I had a check up yesterday and was told that I am still relatively healthy. I await the results of the blood work so I know my cholesterol levels and such. I even scheduled a mammogram. So far, so good. Most of my complaints can be solved with diet and exercise.
So... here I go again. I want to lose between 82 -98 pounds so that I will weigh between 169 (my original goal) and 185 (a more realistic goal).

A week ago I stopped eating meat, and I have made an effort to add some walking to my daily routine. I think I will start recording my food in a journal. I would do it on here, but I find that difficult as I don't have access to a computer at home.

I am going to change things up on here too. I need to join some different teams to see if I can find an active one that will support the new and improved me losing weight. Let me know if you have any ideas for me.

I have missed my friends here, and hope that I can once again reconnect with them.

Peace and Blessings!

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    Love you Jen. Glad you are back. I missed you while you were away.

    Jesus is taking me through some healing of past childhood issues that need healing. I am not on Spark as often as I normally am. How long this healing will take is unknown to me. Only Jesus knows how long that will be.
    2651 days ago
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    I am so glad to see you back. I have a digestive disorder now that limits what I eat so that is no help in trying to record for me. I belong to a group that is fun and challenging and although I am not able to do many of the exercises I receive so much support. I will send an invitation and you can check us out! emoticon emoticon
    2674 days ago
    I feel the same way about being in my 50"s and needing to shed the excess weight for my health. I lost 35 pounds 2 years ago and gained back 20 of it. I still have to lose 60. I'm ready to do it for good. emoticon
    2675 days ago
    Hi Jen! Missing you! I got back on track first of August and have done really well! Keep in touch. emoticon
    2675 days ago
    Welcome back!
    2676 days ago
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    2676 days ago
    Welcome back! emoticon You can do this!!
    2676 days ago
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